'We got him'

After more than four months on the run, Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the sole surviving participant in the Nov 13 terror attacks in Paris, was arrested yesterday after a gun battle in Brussels. Television footage showed arm
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After more than four months on the run, Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the sole surviving participant in the Nov 13 terror attacks in Paris, was arrested yesterday after a gun battle in Brussels.

Television footage showed armed security forces dragging a man with a sack covering his head out of a building and into a car.

"We got him," Belgian minister Theo Francken said on Twitter. French President Francois Hollande said Paris would seek Abdeslam's extradition "as rapidly as possible".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline ''We got him''. Print Edition | Subscribe